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Poland to block EU migration pact: PM

27.10.2023 17:00
Poland will uphold its veto on a European Union migration pact, the country’s prime minister has said at a summit of European Union leaders.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

Speaking to reporters in Brussels on Thursday, Mateusz Morawiecki declared that his government would uphold its "strong veto" on the European Union migration pact, citing "no tolerance" for human trafficking.

“There can be no tolerance for human trafficking or human smugglers," Morawiecki said.

"Protecting the external borders of the European Union is necessary due to terrorism threats,” he added.

Morawiecki told reporters that warnings from Poland were now being "taken more seriously" by the European Parliament, which he said was a good sign.

“Nevertheless, the European Commission is still pushing forward with its migration pact, which includes the mandatory relocation of illegal immigrants or substantial financial contributions instead,” Morawiecki stated.

Radio Poland's Michał Owczarek has the story.

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